Category - violence

  • 25 Aug 2011

    In answer to that question, Edwin Starr responded "absolutely nothing.” But others say that it protects our freedom and way of life from those who would destroy it.

  • 25 Aug 2011

    The historic religions are ambivalent in their respect for life, and ambiguous about survival versus broader moral instincts, says a leading commentator.

  • 25 Aug 2011

    The seed of violence seems to be in everyone at some level or other. But what does ideology and religion bring to the human propensity towards violent conflict? In what ways does faith help assuage or provoke confrontation?

  • 15 Aug 2011

    Purity and simplicity are quite rare qualities. When "pure and simple" is used to describe something which is in reality challenging and complex, it often accompanies the desire to mislead or to close down argument.

  • 15 Jun 2011

    Christian leaders across the world are asking the international community to help stop violence in Sudan's Southern Kordofan border state.

  • 18 May 2011

    The World Council of Churches' General Secretary has led prayers for the numerous young victims who have had their names recorded in Kingston, Jamaica, since 2008.

  • 2 May 2011

    This morning I woke to an orgy of media-fed delight about a violent death. According to Irenaeus, the second century Bishop of Lugdunum, “the glory of God is a human being fully alive.” According to at least one politician I listened to on the radio, what pleases God most is an enemy brutally murdered.

  • 27 Mar 2011

    Protesters, police, reporters and commentators are in disagreement about claims and counterclaims over violent clashes in central London last night.

  • 31 Aug 2010

    Young people should not be used as tools for political violence in Southern Africa, says the coordinator of the Student Christian Movement of Zimbabwe.

  • 27 Aug 2010

    The scent of violence in everyday life, in culture and in the news has become endemic in the Philippines, says Shay Cullen. But there is hope where different values and practices are initiated, and where human transformation can challenge the roots of impunity and injustice.